Staff Management | SMX awarded Bronze Stevie® award in 2021 American Business Awards®

April 29, 2021 Brad Perkins

Winners to Be Celebrated During Virtual Ceremony on June 30

CHICAGO – April 29, 2021 – Staff Management | SMX, a leader in the staffing industry, won a Bronze Stevie® Award in the Most Valuable Corporate Response category in The 19th Annual American Business Awards® for its use of drive-thru hiring events to interview and hire people safely, the company announced today.

When citing what set Staff Management | SMX apart from the competition in the Most Valuable Corporate Response category, judges commented that it was “one of the most innovative and valuable strategies” and that “providing a safe way to continue meeting business employment demands while providing employment opportunities during the pandemic is invaluable.”

Since the pandemic began, Staff Management | SMX has hosted drive-thru hiring events across five states and hired hundreds of people, many on the spot. Applicants could complete applications online using Staff Management | SMX’s Stafftrack® mobile solution before driving to the site. They parked and interviewed through an open window or outside with proper social distancing and masks. The recruiting team also wore masks and used hand sanitizer and disinfectant spray. The events focused on essential businesses and areas hard hit by unemployment.

“I’m thrilled that our Staff Management | SMX teams continue to be recognized for their innovation in the face of the pandemic,” said Carl Schweihs, president of TrueBlue’s PeopleManagement division, which oversees Staff Management | SMX. “Even as unemployment continued to take a toll on communities across the country, many essential businesses were still hiring. The work our teams did in making sure that people had access to jobs and were able to interview safely was impressive and beneficial to entire communities. Congratulations to our teams on this well-deserved honor.”

The awards were chosen from a pool of more than 3800 nominations from companies of sizes, across many industries and locations across the United States. More than 250 professionals worldwide participated in the judging process to select this year’s Stevie Award winners.

“The American economy continues to show its resilience, and as we’re poised on the beginning of what should be a phenomenal period of growth, we celebrate the remarkable achievements of a wide range of organizations and people over the past 18 months,” said Stevie Awards president Maggie Gallagher.  “This year’s Stevie-winning nominations in The American Business Awards are testament to the ingenuity, the commitment, the passion, the adaptability, and the creativity of the American people.  We look forward to celebrating this year’s winners during our virtual ceremony on June 30.”

About Staff Management | SMX

Staff Management | SMX is a leading, light-industrial staffing partner, specializing in managing the contingent workforce at manufacturing, fulfillment and distribution facilities. Its proven onsite staffing solution and individualized recruitment and placement services provide value to a diverse range of clients. Whether you need a dedicated onsite team to run your staffing program or are looking to partner with a seasoned recruiter to fill your semiskilled or high-skill positions, Staff Management | SMX has you covered. Its dedication to client service has earned it the ClearlyRated Best of Staffing Diamond Client award twice as well as a 2020 Best in Biz Gold Award; a 2020 Bronze Stevie International Business Award; a 2020 Bronze Brandon Hall Group Excellence in Technology Award; and a 2020 HRO Today Association Innovation in HR Technology Award. Staff Management | SMX was also named a 2021 Top Workplace by Energage. Learn more at and

About the Stevie Awards

Stevie Awards are conferred in eight programs: the Asia-Pacific Stevie Awards, the German Stevie Awards, the Middle East & North Africa Stevie Awards, The American Business Awards®, The International Business Awards®, the Stevie Awards for Women in Business, the Stevie Awards for Great Employers, and the Stevie Awards for Sales & Customer Service. The Stevies also produce the annual Women|Future Conference.  Stevie Awards competitions receive more than 12,000 entries each year from organizations in more than 70 nations. Honoring organizations of all types and sizes and the people behind them, the Stevies recognize outstanding performances in the workplace worldwide. Learn more about the Stevie Awards at


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